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Minimum wage 'too low for healthy living'


Inequality between the rich and poor in Britain is still a huge social and economic problem, a review of health inequalities in England has found. The report says that there are still huge differences in life expectancy based on income and calls for a "minimum income for healthy living".

Correspondent Andrew Hosken spoke to Sonia May, a mother of two with an income of £100 a week, about how she copes with the financial demands of her family, and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, author of the report, explains its findings and recommendations.


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